Avoiding the chaos of the holidays
Christmas, as you know, is almost upon us. Time for the annual too much traffic, too many people in the stores and too much of everything else letter. Nah, I don’t want to do that.
I don’t want to harp on all the traffic on the roads. It does no good for me to fuss about taking 45 minutes to get from my office to my home, a distance of exactly 4.2 miles. Nobody is helped by knowing that I have to drive right past a huge mall which is inundated with people and traffic just as I am heading home for my dinner. Dear reader, your life is not improved by the knowledge that my dinner was cold when I got home and my wife was not very pleased with me.
There is not a soul on the South Side that wants to hear anybody, including me, gripe about the crowded stores. It does not matter to know that people in malls do not follow any method of a traffic pattern in the parking lot or in the mall itself. I did go into the mall; you don’t want to hear about the hour or so spent lost in there after making the foolish mistake of separating from my bride, even if it was just for a minute. No, you are not benefitted by that complaint nor are you the better off knowing that it took me who knows how long to locate my car. It was the one without a panic button on the remote. I don’t want to complain.
Nobody that I know will be in the least bit concerned with some of the, less than lady like (or gentlemanly, as the case may be), behavior that was observed in the malls. You, my friend don’t want to know about the race to get the last whatever it was and the trip administered upon the eventual loser of said race. It is just not important to most folks to know about the multiple day waits people did standing in line at some store for who knows what.
I am just not going to complain and whine. I am going to wish you, dear reader, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.
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